The xx, Tinchy Stryder, The Strange Boys – free gigs this week (begins August 17)

Your guide to the best free live music around the UK

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Welcome to NME.COM's guide to this week's free gigs (week beginning August 17).

From record shop instores to one-off events and signing sessions, we feature the best free live music in the UK.

Check back every Monday to see what free live events are happening near you.

This weeks free events are listed below (all times are BST).

August 17
Tinchy Stryder (signing session), Manchester HMV Trafford (5pm)
Sian Alice Group, London Pure Groove (7.30pm)

August 18
William Fitzsimmons, London Rough Trade East (1pm)
Tinchy Stryder, Milton Keynes HMV (1pm)
Vagabond, London Pure Groove (7pm)

August 19
Tinchy Stryder, Lakeside HMV (5pm)
Theoretical Girl, London Pure Groove (6.30pm)
The xx, London Rough Trade East (7pm)

August 20
The Nextmen, London Rough Trade East (7pm)

August 21
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, London Rough Trade East (7pm)
Man Like Me, London Pure Groove (7.30pm)
The Chevrons, St Albans Ryan's Bar (9pm)

August 22
Winnebago Deal, London Flowerpot (9pm)

August 23
The Strange Boys, London Rough Trade East (6pm)
John West, London The Flowerpot (9pm)

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